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condition and another person is hospitalized. but we confirmed that there is at least one fatality. we'll bring you more details on this fire in wilmington, delaware as more information becomes available tonight. and we are talking about the first snow showers in our area, they may be brief and likely won't get much but winter weather lovers feel it's about time. it's mid-january and we are finally seeing flurries, not everybody is getting it though depending on where you live. penndot is ready. jeff jericho is live in king of prussia but first let go to meteorologist, melissa magee. >> hi there rick and monica, a few light flakes in philadelphia and showers north and west of town, showing you the first batch of moisture moving through knowledge and south and east and you can see the arctic boundary
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we are still awaiting in the central sections of pennsylvania, this works its way eastward as we go through the early evening hours, as far as temperatures are concerned. most spots are above the freezing mark and 44 in millville, we have 40s along the i-95 corridor, and still the roads are mainly wet and we are dealing with wet surfaces for tonight. talk about what to expect as we go through the arctic front, it arrives at 5:30 to 9:00 tonight, and the possibility of a grassy coating north and west of town, and as far as the duration of the event, this could slow you down on the roadways and reduce your visibility. the bigger story, once the arctic boundary moves on through a wind advisory goes into effect until 5:00 a.m., gusts of 45 to 50 miles per hour, across much of the delaware and lehigh valley, and get ready for a
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bitter blast from mother nature tomorrow morning. as far as windchills, 0 to 5 degrees feeling like 5 to 10 -- live in king of prussia that part of the story. we may not be expecting snow covered roads, penndot is taking it seriously and preparing for this. finally getting a chance for crews to gust off the salt trucks we saw some much of this winter. this is the scene at the salt shed in philadelphia, crews digging into the untouched salt pile and loading it into trucks,
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the trucks are stationed right now ready to respond ending on how many trucks to keep on through the night. >> now penndot says it pretreated roads in the lehigh and bucks county. but not here because of the mild temperature on the pavement with the mild precipitation we are expecting, if we need to have a snow storm this is the type of snow storm we want. >> thank you jeff. well, the city of camden is opening two warming centers tonight because of the code blue conditions, they are open from
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now until 7:00 tomorrow morning, the new life development corporation, at 1721 in hamden, and joseph's house of camden, and they are open for folks to stay warm overnight. stay with 6abc.com/weather as the snow and rain showers move through and remember the power of stormtracker 6 live double scan radar is just a click away. presidential candidate and new jersey governor, chris christie, says his state best days are still ahead, he delivered the annual state of the state event, and touted the falling unemployment rate as a sign that new jersey is only getting better. vernon odom is live from the state house with more. >> reporter: good evening rick, the governor's appearances here in trenton and indeed statewide are increasingly rare as he tries to claw his way to the republican nomination and made light of that as he opened his speech today in the general
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assembly. >> good to be home -- >> new jersey's governor was here for the day to deliver his state of the state address, he is underfire for not dealing with the garden state's financial problems and the job else rate, 5.3% down from a peak of 9.8% and ignored the dropping credit rating and blasted organized labor on the on going war on full pension funding. >> how about that knowledge, 23% of your money to trenton to pay for pensions? >> christie shaped his address to appeal to voters in new hampshire. a state ravaged by heroin addiction. >> we are proud to announce a historic commitment of more than $100,000 for mental health and substance abuse.
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>> for me i didn't get much of it as a state of the state as just lecturing and pandering. >> outside a statewide coalition of unions and community activists, ripping the governor who was out of the state most of the time last year in his quest for the white house, here is the state of our state, more people living in poverty and people losing their homes and more people being diagnosed with led poisoning because the governor is spending more time out of the state. >> i'm surprised he is not skyping the state of the state but chose to spend an hour here in the great state of new jersey, a state that needs a leader. >> true to form, the governor is returning to the campaign trail in new hampshire right away, he has scheduled in the morning one of three campaign stops set to begin at 9:00 a.m.
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all right vernon, barack obama is delivering the state of the union, also attending at the invitation invitation of congress. you can watch the president's state of the union address tonight here on 6 abc, abc's news's coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. the prosecutor trying a case against a south jersey father accused of murdering his own 3-year-old son says the suspect did it to continue a romantic relationship, brendon creato jr. was arraigned on murder charges, his son was found dead near a park last october. the child suffered homicidal violence, something similar to smothering or strangulation, his
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bail was set at 750,000 there's and he cannot leave the state if he posts bail. a delaware county supermarket closed for the day after flames broke out. the fire was contained to one aisle but there was smoke damage store wide, it was not open for business when the fire happened. all the departments are closed for now and they have not announced when they will reopen. police want you to look at surveillance video from last wednesday, two middle aged men approached using a walker, the man had just taken $450 from a bank and the other men asked him if he needed help and when he says he does, they pinned him to the door and stole the money from his pants pocket. call the police if you recognize the thieves. >> tuesday night matt pellman in the traffic center, how are we
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looking matt. >> are seeing this afternoon no flakes along 95 but there is a crash on the off ramp from the northbound lanes to allegheny avenue, we watch live there goes the tow truck leaving the scene and the accident has now cleared and causing delays in center city this afternoon, speeds in the teens and 95 northbound delays of course are having a domino effect on the eastbound vine and the schuylkill. but left you think you will bail from the eastbound schuylkill and get on the mlk drive, you can't do that, montgomery drive that connects the two is shut down because of traffic issues between the schuylkill and mlk, you can't get through there. stay on the kelly drive instead of mlk. in upper moreland there is one
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closing davisville road, pioneer road or warminster road are alternates, watch out for a crash along fillmont avenue, and a wreck at school house road and down in newark, a crash at 273 westbound close to the burlington coat factory. hopefully no flakes as we get through this evening commute. we'll check it again in the next half hour. 1.5 billion there's and climbing, that is from officials. this mean a lump sum payment, of $139 million before taxes of course. we'll bring you the winning numbers tonight during "action news" at 11:00. >> everybody is getting in on this one it looks like, childrens cough syrup sold at several stores is being recalled, ali gorman is asking why there is concern of a possible overdose of the medicine, outside a few clouds
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over philadelphia international airport and melissa magee has the details including snow showers in parts of our region later this evening.
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the u.s. committee held the final hearing on kathleen kane's future today, they are debating if they have the authority to remove kane from office because she is currently not a licensed attorney, her law license was suspended after being accused of leaking grand jury testimony. and she says the senate cannot remove her without the house impeaching her first. the taps system is behind a dropping crime and he talked about how it's helping and tap stands for targeted an littic policing system. it gives them a map of high crime hot spots and they believe that reducing the quality of life crimes in those areas reduces more serious crimes. taps has reduced burglaries and
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robberies by 30% in the county. turning to health check a widely used children's cough syrup is being recalled because of accidental overdoses. >> the cough syrup is sold under several names, the company says two batches of its flavored cough syrups has dosing cups with incorrect markings and that could lead to giving kids too much medication. cherry liquid and grape liquid, sold under the cvs rite-aid, and dollar general brand names. they all have expiration dates of 3-27-18 and we have more information at 6abc.com, if you have the products throw them out. a new treatment for emphysema is getting reviews during a major study in france.
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during the new procedure, coils are placed in the lungs, allowing healthy portions to work more efficiently. they walked to see if their breathing improved. >> this technology can improve quality of life of the patient and can improve exercise. the coils are inexpensivive in e short-term, it's being studies at two dozen hospitals including temple universe hospital, a new mosquito born virus is making its way into the united states, a traveler in texas is confirmed to have the virus after a trip to latin america. two mosquitos found in tropical climates.
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it's probably linked to birth defects seen in brazil. the cdc is warning people that pregnant women traveling to these places take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, it's found most recently in central and south america and cases reported in new mexico and one case is reported in puerto rico just a few weeks ago. rick and monica back over to you. much more "action news" coming your way after this. puffs knows winter...
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the owner of the philadelphia inquirer and the philadelphia news and philadelphia.com donated the news organizations to a newly created nonprofit, the move is done to ensure quality news and it has given $20 million to endo you the operation and much more money will be needed. readers will not see any immediate changes and john rawlins will explain more coming up tonight at 6:00 how this works. a once popular shopping
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center in burlington county was partially demolished to make way for retail and new residences. today it came down to make way for a 20 million there's project known as renaissance square, according to randy brown, the center piece will include hundreds of up scale stores and condos and more. >> the land you are standing on today, within two to three years should have a value of over $30 million. >> the mayor along with township council members and the real state firm in charge of the project were on the scene to oversee the demolition, the first signs should be evident by the spring.
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time for accuweather melissa magee is live at the big board. we are still looking for flakes. we are tracking flakes and light snow showers moving across the delaware and lehigh valleys, earlier this afternoon that is skirting on off to the south and east. there is a secondary wave of energy an arctic front moving across central p.a. heading our way later this evening, as far
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as the air outside, it's still relatively warm, 43 in philadelphia and 33 in allentown un36 in reading, relatively warm in the sense that the roads are mainly wet and you are out and about and tracking flakes moving about. and 36 is the current temperature there in cape may, here is satellite 6 along with action radar the first batch of moisture, there is the arctic front moving just to the south of binghamton and to the north and i-76 and we do have the threat of light snow showers moving on through. future tracker 6 showing you by 6:30 this evening, if you are north and west of town. expect a light coating and showers approaching the i-95 corridor and philadelphia and by 11:00 this activity is moving off to the north and east and then the wins pick up on the backside and that is why we have the wind advisory, it stays up until 5:00 a.m., and at 11:00
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p.m. tonight, varying anywhere from 35 miles per hour in philadelphia as high as 41 miles per hour in the poconos, what follows into our work week a blast of bitter air is on the way s. sault st. marie 11 degrees there below zero in international falls and 18 in cleveland and we are tapping into a piece of this arctic air as early as tomorrow. as far as what to expect as you wake up and head outdoors tomorrow, the bus stop forecast showing you bitter winds on the way. windchills near 10 degrees, 6:00 a.m. temperature is 24 and 8:00 a.m. we'll hold the 24 degrees, but dress for windchills in the low teens, the call from accuweather, sunny and cold high temperature only 31 and 32 is the high temperature in cape may. your five-day at 5:00, showing you it's bluffery and bitter and
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windchills in the teens, wednesday not as cold and 41 degrees, it's mild for january and we are up to 50, saturday however we are tracking another storm system moving on through, that could bring morning rain followed by afternoon sun and high up to 50 and brisk and chilly on sunday. a closer look coming up in the next half hour. quick break and more news when we come right back. stay with us.
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"action news" at 5:00 continues now we are continuing to follow breaking news where iran is holding two navy vessels and their crew, president obama is closely monitoring the situation, just hours before he is set to deliver his final state of the union address, two small craft carrying 10 sailers were traveling from bahrain to kuwait and drifted into iranian territorial waters and were intercepted near iran's coast and they told the military that the vessels and crew are safe and able to continue their
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journey. secretary of state, john kerry, made contact with iranian officials about it's incident. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you updates as we get them. we are also continuing to track the first snowflakes of the year across our area and where you live determines just what you will see. meteorologist, melissa magee, is live at the big board with the latest from double scan radar. >> double scan live radar showing you we are in a lull pattern now, we had flakes flying around earlier this afternoon and look to the north and west the actual arctic front is moving on through, stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see out to the west along pottsville, i-81 a heavier band moving through and along i-78, had is sweeping eastward as we go through the rest of the night, flakes in the area in
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philadelphia and points south and east and north and west mainly on the grassy surfaces you could find a light coating from the poconos to doylestown and norristown. we'll talk about what to expect, and what follows in the wake of the light snow showers moving through. check out the temperatures, a direct shot straight from the poles and baker lake is 11 degrees below zero, and we'll tap into the arctic air as early as wednesday. and we'll have the details in the full accuweather forecast. back to you rick and monica. >> thank you. many communities in our region have posted code blue warnings because of dangerous cold she mentioned. a more dire situation for the homeless of course, if you see a homeless person outside today call the outreach hot line, to get them help. we posted code blue information at 6abc.com. >> stick with 6abc.com/weather
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as the snow showers move through, it's just a click away. the cold front expected to move through later tonight is creating a mess to the west of us, look at this massive pileup near the ohio-indiana border today, this crash involved 40 cars and big rigs, six people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. tonight president obama will deliver his final state of the union address to the nation. he has stood before congress six times and he talked about his plans for the future but tonight is expected to be different. we are in washington, d.c. with a preview. >> reporter: good afternoon, the president's address tonight is an opportunity for him to define his legacy and talk about the issues in the debate to replace him. the president spotted at his
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desk at the oval office working on his final state of the union address, highlighting the uplifting tonight he is going to take. >> want us to say we couldn't think of anything else that we didn't try to do. the president will not deliver a long list of legislative goals instead of focusing on three or four big ideas and it will include another type of list, his president will tout his successes on the economy and health care and the environment, and counter what he anticipates as an avalanche. negativity from the candidates trying to replace him. we could change the political environment and change people's attitudes. >> there is one thing we hope to hear from the president, and that is a comprehensive plan to defeat isis.
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>> house speaker ryan blames the president for the spread of terrorism and a weak economy, we are less safe and that is why the anxiety in america is palpable. the final state of the union address is suppose be less swaying lawmakers than american voters. >> senators rubio, paul and sanders will be in the audience, senator cruz is skipping the event. channel 6 "action news." and abc news will have live coverage of president obama's live state of the union here on 6 abc and we'll have a full recap for you on "action news" at 11:00. >> for the second day in a row members of isis launched a deadly attack on a popular public area today, they struck in istanbul turkey. they detonated a bomb in a popular tourist attraction, 11
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people died and 15 others were wounded. isis claimed a suicide bombing at a shopping mall in baghdad. world news tonight with david muir has more on this latest attack by isis as well as president obama's seventh and final state of the union address, you can watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00. i am here at the "action news" big board with two separate crimes captured on surveillance video, the first involves a thief who police say took advantage of a school employee that was trying to save someone else's life. this is video from inside of the prima charter school on january 6th, authorities say he walked in for some reason and at the same time a school counselor was responding to a medical emergency in the hallway and put her purse on the steps, and while she was trying to save the
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students life the suspect spotted the purse and grabbed it and walked out and then this road rage incident in feltonville last night, investigators are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that assaulted a husband and wife. 61-year-old adolf rivers and his wife alleged that the pickup driver assaulted them after cutting them off at an intersection. the suspect punched him several times and threw his wife into the street. the couple suffered bumps and bruises, the pickup truck is registered to a local business but they have not made any arrests. if you have information contact philadelphia police, we posted both surveillance videos online at 6abc.com. philadelphia police are also looking for two crooks on a mission inside of a southwest philadelphia cell phone store, this is from the at&t and the 2900 block of island avenue on
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december 29th, here the suspects walk in and went straight for a display. without warning they ripped the display and phones from the wall, the suspect got away with $6,000 worth of merchandise. northampton police have full-time access to the lab near allentown, northampton paid $40,000 a year to use the lab in lehigh county, they don't have their own lab so are relying on lehigh county to help them. a tractor trailer driver was killed in a crash on the new jersey turnpike this morning, the driver veered off the road and into the woods, it was near the carne's point exit. now lets see the traffic problems now. matt pellman is back now what is the latest on 42.
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>> time for my daily state of the streets address, the state of the traffic is really slow as you can see on 42 on the whitman bridge through creek road to 55 and just up ahead and just out of view there is a crash knocking out 42 southbound. that is the reason for the 10 minute delay on the southbound travel time. northbound on route 1 in mercer county, look for a crash at 571 washington road pushed to the side. and still have the crash in upper moreland shutting down davis road we hear until 8:00 tonight. pioneer road is an alternate. look for a crash at ridge pike near lewis ride or coming off the schuylkill trying to get to the mlk, you can't do that, traffic light troubles along mlk, coming off the schuylkill you have to head toward belmont
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and the mann music center instead. still ahead, computers are a life line for folks, what if yours acts up despite getting fixed several times. the cutest video you'll see today, two baby animals not known as being the best of friends are being raised today in income. >> jaime apody with the latest on the search for the eagles head coach, and melissa returns with more on the first flakes heading our way.
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♪ i had an injury to my neck. it wasn't as serious injury it was a herniated disc. anything that could go wrong went wrong. i've been in the hospital twenty three times since. the bills started to pile up. i had nothing to give. we had nothing in the refrigerator. i would be dead and not sitting here right now if it wasn't for pond lehocky.
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if you have ever had trouble with your computer, you know how frufrt rating it can be, but imagine having the same problem over and over again. here is nydia han with the details. >> a, b and -- >> those are important keys. >> it would be difficult to write the word banana.
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she contacted the troubleshooters, sick and tired with her $930 toshiba laptop. >> couldn't even type in my password or anything. after she got it she sent it to the toshiba company. it came back and it works good for a little while and then the keys stopped working. >> a third repair attempt. >> and the same key stopped working again. >> you realized for thetive and time the keys were working again the same ones. >> what went through your mind? >> i don't have time for this, i have papers and school, and she said no more repairs, i need a replacement. >> the woman said i cannot replace it, because it's not under warranty. >> even though repairs were made
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during the one year warranty. >> feeling frustrated she contacted the troubleshooters. >> she called within an hour and said they would replace it. >> i don't think it would happen if you did not call the call to action. >> nydia lan, channel 6 "action news." >> and they provided great service, if you can help once a week, call this number, or email volunteer@calltoaction.org or find a volunteer form online. if you would like to help us, call this number 1-800-523-9101. you can submit a complaint through 6abc.com go to the troubleshooters page for a link. a toshiba spokesperson says that
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the company has no comment on our story, not yet any way. now to sports and the eagles coaching search. jaime apody has more on that. >> it goes on and on, i don't foe who it will be, the eagles have no more interests views scheduled at this time. are they waiting for doug peterson to be their guy, in the meantime other guys might get away. tom coughlin interviewed with the 49ers today and jim lurie is in houston at the owners menu, the 49ers interviewed chip kelly the other day, but there is one guy still backing him his good friend brett brown and i asked him about that today. >> he will resurface i'm assuming quickly, i am personally sorry it did not work out here in philadelphia, i liked having him around the corn toward share ideas and stories
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and so on, i think we'll see him back and all of this possibly soon. >> someone else brown hopes to see back in the lineup soon, is this guy, joel embead. after a lengthy two person massage he showcased a stroke from the outside for a 7 footer. >> it's really special, i think we all sort of can dream a little bit when you look over here. that is a very, very different player. >> special guest at sixers player, brett brown's father bob brown. the apple does not fall far from the tree. and the red hot flyers look for their fourth straight win as boston comes to town but their red hot rookie won't soup up, he did skate for the first time today and was ruled out with an
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upper body injury. he has only played in 23 games and coach hextall gave me an update. >> he remains day to day and no difference in his status. >> not at all, every player out of the lineup wants you to push as quick as they can, making good decisions for the individual and our team. >> back to chip kelly for a second, he pay aid visit to alabama practice and talked to the coordinator about his tempo offense, bama playing more tempo won the championship. what a game it was, alabama and clemson who was undefeated when the tide when for the on side kick, good call, 51 yard touch down, alabama had a lead and
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tigers kicked the field goal and then kenyon drake took the kickoff back 85 yards, nick saban got the gatorade bath he enjoys so much. his fifth national title only trails alabama great bear bryant for the most all time. saban is not quitting any time soon so he may pass him. a wild situation has some ocean county veterinarians raising two unrelated fur balls, the officials athe the great adventure safari stepped in when a mother lion and mother tiger refused to nurse their babies, they are being raised together but would never meet in the wild because they live on different continents.
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wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past. get fios.
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the next thing i know it's morning. when i lay in my tempur pedic contour- with tempur-flex you've got the spring and bounce of a traditional mattress then it also adjusts to my body. my cloud feels like somebody's hugging you. how can a bed to that? (vo) this year, change your life with tempur-pedic. time to check the accuweather word, melissa magee is back. >> it's nice to look out the snow very light. >> oh, yes nice. >> a transition from a relatively mild winter. double scan live radar you can see that we are tracking this arctic boundary still moving on
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through, we are going in a little tighter on street level with stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see out to the west we have a heavier burst of snow from pottsville traveling along i-78 just to the west of am burg and along 422 and a lightning strike there in lebanon and lebanon county, i would not be surprised to see a burst of snow so use caution if you are out and about on this tuesday evening. most spots are hovering over the freezing mark, 33 in philadelphia and 33 in allentown and 24 in the poconos and 45 along the coast in sea isle city. the roads are mainly wet as the boundary moves on through, here is satellite 6 along with action radar with the front curbly moving on through in an easterly direction, it's not the showers but what follows in from this arctic front in the middle half of or work week, early snow
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showers and the wind advisory in effect staying up until 5:00 a.m. until wednesday, gusts of 45 to 50 miles per hour. overnight lows dropping down to 20 in the suburbs and 24 in philadelphia, future tracker 6 will time out the flakes and the light snow showers during the equal, from the poconos down to lancaster, a broken line of activity and a grassy coating is likely across our northwest suburbs, 9:30 tonight, the bulk of that precipitation hugging the coastline moving offshore from 10:00 to 11:00 tonight, this is the bigger story as you wake up tomorrow morning, a bitter blast of air on the way, future tracker 6 showing you at 6:00 in the morning, single digits north and west of town and the teens south and east of the i-95 corridor and not much in the way of recovery, 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, feeling like teens in the city, 18 degrees in wildwood and out to the west in
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reading, the temperature only 18 degrees. as we go through the latter half of our work week, there is improvement on the way. improvement to the north and east and by thursday, the wins relax with a partly sunny day with a high temperature coming in at 24 degrees, but we have a nice rebound thursday and beyond. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast showing you it's blustery and birt tomorrow, high of 31 degrees, and the air temperature not telling the story, you need to dress in extra layers. 41 degrees and mild for january up to 50 degrees, by saturday, morning rain and then after noon sunshine as another storm system moves on through and a high of 50, it's brisk and chilly with a high of 40 degrees, and more cold on the way for martin luther king day, a high of 31. and tuesday it stays below
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normal with a high of just 34 degrees. bundle up tomorrow guys we have the winds and that bitter blast on the way. >> thank you. carnegie hall in new york city is the setting for the tribute to david bowie, and it has the philadelphia touch. the concert is march 31st including 20 musicians including the roots from philadelphia. the concert was announced even before his death.
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right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories. dramatic moments in delaware as firefighters respond to a deadly placed, we'll have the breaking details. and a south jersey father accused of killing his own son and prosecutors laid out their case for the very first time. and the first flakes of the season fell today and another
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round is moving through tonight. we'll have the accuweather update for you. now more meteorologist, cecily tynan, melissa magee, and monica malpass i'm rick williams have a nice evening. garbage. that's the budget passed by the republican legislature in harrisburg. it's unfunded, unbalanced and unconscionable. it'll balloon the deficit. and cuts education by $95 million dollars. causing governments to raise property taxes. all while protecting the gas industry by refusing to make them pay their fair share. call your legislator. tell them to fund education, stop the deficit from ballooning out of control, and build a better future for pennsylvania.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, cecily tynan and jim gardner. it is tuesday night and the big story on "action news" is breaking news and tragic news from wilmington delaware. an infant has been killed in a house fire that broke out less
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than two hours ago and the blaze erupted in the 500 block is of north monroe street and reports say that one other person has been taken to the hospital. "action news" reporter christie aleto is on the scene. >> reporter: well, fire crews are on scene for almost two hours now, battling what was once an enraging inferno in wilmington, at least one person is dead and tragically that fatality is an infant. our action cameras caught the flames fanning out of the row home windows, it happened after 4:00 this afternoon, the flames were so intense at times our cameras caught a firefighter literally jumping to safety from the row home. witnesses say that out of nowhere the home just exploded. >> the mom jumped out the window she is burnt

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